Last night was Friday Night Sew In (FNSI)
and I was lucky to sew all day and night. We had the day off from school because of parent/teacher conferences and the 12 hour days we worked on Wednesday and Thursday. I pinned, quilted, and bound Mr. Bones here. My sister pieced him at our retreat in July and sent him to me to quilt in trade for some pink fat quarters.
She sent this funny batty backing. I had to piece the backing lengthwise because it is a directional print. Mr Bones measures 49 x 69 inches and is going to an 11 year old boy.
I quilted it vertically with an organic stitch about 1.5 inches apart on my Pfaff. I washed it up this morning and will send it with my parents when they go to visit them for Halloween.
On Thursday, the Fat Quarter Shop posted their new Snapshots Quilt Along Block, Gone Surfin'.
This is the block I have been waiting for all year! My first car was a 1970 VW Bug and it was red. I also dabbled in surfing, so I could not wait to make this. I pieced it and quilted it this morning. I will save the binding for tomorrow's Slow Sunday Stitching
I have Monday off of work too and we are expecting rain, so this will be a good weekend for quilting!